Actions and Detail Panel
Will the Blockchain Eliminate the Need for Payment Intermediaries?
Wed, April 13, 2016, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
Whether you believe virtual currencies like bitcoin will replace national currencies wherever we pay, or think that the blockchain will be used as the technology backbone for “hard jobs” like cross-border payments, one thing seems clear – the role of payment intermediaries and providers in payments will change! Our panel will include participants from JP Morgan Chase, Ripple, R3 and RRE Ventures. Join us for a lively discussion that will dig deeper into this topic:
What type of payments are most likely to be affected by blockchain adoption? Are retail payments up for grabs? Or, will blockchain adoption be centered on certain “use” cases, like cross-border remittance, P2P and online retail transactions?
Will the blockchain have a role in helping the US and other markets fulfill the goals of their faster payments initiatives?
How will traditional intermediaries and providers in the payments value chain be impacted? Will they adopt the blockchain? Which of their current functions will be reduced or eliminated? How will traditional players need to adapt to remain relevant?
Will new functions emerge as the blockchain is adopted in payments? Will new intermediaries emerge to deliver these functions, or will traditional players fill the gap?
Will the cost of payments really be reduced? Who will be the winners and the losers? Will the average consumer or merchant truly benefit?
Our panel discussion will be led by Eric Piscini, Principal and Global Blockchain Leader at Deloitte Consulting.
The panel will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Please join us for networking at 5:30 pm.
And as always, we’ll start the evening with a drink, some snacks and good conversation.
Thanks to Davis Wright Tremaine who will be hosting this event in their midtown offices.
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